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Splinters Review

  • Release Date: Feb 03, 2012
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Genres: Documentary

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  • 4.0

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    A real-life examination of competitive surfing in Papua New Guinea, the film derives tension from the proverbial big tournament but also from how the event helps foster a worthy morality.

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  • 80

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    Surfing meets sociology in Splinters, a compelling documentary about the sport's arrival in the Papua New Guinea village of Vanimo.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Village Voice Michael Atkinson

    The best film ever made about competitive surfing in Papua New Guinea (and Best Documentary of the year as per Surfer Magazine).

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